Exhibitions at the Skirball
AVAILABLE TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS
The following Skirball Cultural Center exhibitions are now available for travel. For further information,
including space requirements, availability dates, and other specifications, please review the individual exhibitions listed below.
Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950
Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 explores the contributions of Jewish and non-Jewish émigré actors, directors, writers, and composers who were refugees from Nazi persecution in Europe to Hollywood and celebrates their legacy to American cinema and culture. Co-presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Film still from Double Indemnity (1944), © Paramount Pictures. Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Shown from left: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck.
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution
Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution is the first comprehensive retrospective about the life and career of legendary rock impresario Bill Graham (1931–1991). Recognized as one of the most influential concert promoters in history, Graham launched the careers of countless rock & roll legends in the 1960s at his famed Fillmore Auditorium. He conceived of rock & roll as a powerful force for supporting humanitarian causes and was instrumental in the production of milestone benefit concerts such as Live Aid (1985) and Human Rights Now! (1988). As a promoter and manager, he worked with the biggest names in rock, including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones.
Robert Altman, "Bill Graham enlightens Beach Boys Management—'Your band is late.'" Berkeley Coliseum Stadium, Berkeley CA, June 1971. Photo courtesy of Robert Altman.